Cassiodorus, Explanation of the Psalms - Vol. 3

By Cassiodorus; P. G. Walsh | Go to book overview
Save to active project

without feeling. The glory of our Lord is worshipped and proclaimed everywhere. So with God's help let us most eagerly seek out the virtues of the psalms, since they both reveal themselves to the faithful and always conceal themselves from unbelievers.


Alleluia. This solemn and genuine admonition rouses us from our sleep in this world, and like some spiritual cock compels us to attend to the works of the faithful. Let us hear this holy utterance, follow the devoted command, and abandon what is ungodly; for praise of the Lord is worthy activity and a reward for toils, since nothing sweeter can be uttered and nothing more wholesome regularly performed.

Division of the Psalm

The prophet has been rescued from the deep pit of sins. While he still stands on the rock of mercy, he gives thanks in the first section because he knows that he has been heard, and he attests that he has successfully invoked the Lord in the face of all death's dangers. In the second section he again cries to the Lord, so that now freed he may attain the eternal rest which he guarantees is to be granted to the faithful by the Lord's gift.

Explanation of the Psalm

I. I have loved, because the Lord has heard the voice of my prayer. We know that the Lord's love comes to men under two heads. The first is when He is loved and praised even by the unfaithful for the benefits He has bestowed; as we read of the sinner in another psalm: He will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him. 1 The other is the most certain and perfect, when the mind of one devoted to Him is cast down by no adversity caused by the ills befalling him, but in his love of the Lord is


Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this page

Cited page

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Cassiodorus, Explanation of the Psalms - Vol. 3
Table of contents

Table of contents



Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 543

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?